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Cost Accountant III in the United States

How much does a Cost Accountant III earn in the United States? The average Cost Accountant III salary in the United States is $84,080 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $76,513 and $92,077. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Determines and implements cost accounting procedures and methods. Responsible for the preparation and analysis of cost reports and costing audits. Examines and reviews unusual cost records and ensures cost data is allocated correctly. Requires a bachelor's degree. May report to an executive or a manager. Typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature.

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    Cost Accountant II

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Cost Accountant III

    4 - 7 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Cost Accountant IV

    7 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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